The Inquiring Reader
Discussing interesting writing and ideas

Michel Foucault


  • What is an Author?

    Michel Foucault writes that notable works of literature generate a form of discourse in which we may understand the world. In other words, specific pieces of writing open a space where people can discuss concepts under a common lens, with similar terminology and understanding. The form of discourse can only be understood by referring to the initial work from which the discourse originated.